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“I think [news] could do a better job explaining what major bills will do and the impact it’ll have.”
No solution is ideal. The worst thing that journalists can do, however, is to step aside and let media owners and platforms decide among themselves.
“We have observed a broad spectrum of behaviors mixing the characteristics of bots and people.”
Facebook pledged to remove race, health conditions, and political affiliation from ad-targeting options, but The Markup found advertisers can still easily target the same people.
“Ukraine’s successful strategy in the battle over information demonstrates the connection between armed conflict and information warfare.”
“One of our approaches here is thinking if we manage [to get] platforms and the companies to put attention into Spanish-language misinformation in the U.S., that is going to benefit our regions in the long term.”
A body of research shows that stronger, not weaker, moderation of the information ecosystem is what’s needed to combat harmful misinformation.
“It has to be something that every level of the news organization is on board with and is taking seriously.”